Seven-month term November 1, 2019 through to May 30, 2020, with option to renew
The Manager, Publications & Image Assets is responsible for the management and execution of McMichael publications, including managing photo research, design process and copy flow. Working closely under the direction of the Chief Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications, the Manager, Publications & Image Assets develops timelines and publication budgets; develops and issues RfPs and drafts and executes contracts; manages publication budgets; ensures that design directions and brand guidelines are communicated and followed; oversees research and negotiation of image use; and oversees all aspects of the production process. This position is also responsible for managing copyright considerations, image licensing, and for overseeing photography for Curatorial & Collections, including digitization pertaining to the permanent collection, photography for publications and installation photography.
The successful candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in a gallery or museum setting, working in publication production, collections management, photography or image management, and a
post-secondary education in publishing, photography, or another relevant field. Knowledge of Canadian art and standard museum and/or publishing practices is required. Advanced image processing skills in fine art colour correction, colour proofing for print and web, file handling knowledge for different applications with a high proficiency in computer applications including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Illustrator) is necessary. Obsession with detail, combined with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and strong interpersonal and negotiation skills is required. Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS), Capture One Photography, and skills /knowledge of copyright, especially as it relates to Canadian art, and experience with licencing agreements and drafting contracts are all assets, as is French language skills.
Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by September 30th, 2019 to hr at mcmichael.com.
We thank all candidates for their applications; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview process and those chosen for placement.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an Agency of the Government of Ontario under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.